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Where Fixed Line and Mobile Merge: Nokia and Deutsche Telekom Group Pilot Dual Mode Telephony


March 13, 2006, Bonn/Hanover, Germany and Espoo, Finland - Deutsche Telekom Group announced T-One, an integrated dual-mode telephony solution combining the benefits of fixed line and mobile communications, which is being piloted on Nokia N80 and Nokia E60 devices. T-One will offer customers a simple and convenient way to access both fixed line and mobile data services on the aforementioned Nokia devices. Using the WLAN enabled Nokia N80 and Nokia E60 devices, customers will be able to use the same data and voice services from home or on the go through a T-Com HotSpot.

Together, Nokia and T-Com, a division of Deutsche Telekom Group, are testing Internet Protocol (IP) convergence solutions on the Nokia N80 and Nokia E60 devices.

“The Internet and mobile communications are coming together faster than anyone expected. We’re delighted to work with Germany’s leading operator, the Deutsche Telekom Group, in the mobile and Internet space to offer new possibilities for people to communicate in a flexible way with the T-One solution,” said Ilkka Raiskinen, senior vice president of Multimedia Experiences at Nokia.

“We are very pleased to be opening the door to the future of multimedia and broadband telecommunications by engaging in this pilot with Nokia”, said Achim Berg, a member of the T-Com Board of Management, Marketing and Sales.

The Nokia E60 and the Nokia N80 are the first Nokia devices that are able to support SIP-based Internet Calls. Both of these devices work on GSM, WCDMA and WLAN networks. The Nokia N80 is the first ever handset to enable seamless home media networking between compatible TVs, audio systems and PCs.

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